Alex Muriithi Gateri

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Mobile phone +47 47744836 +4747744836
Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)


Alex is an anthropologist by training with a focus on social and health research particularly in sociocultural and economic determinants of health, disease aetiology and lived experience, and health-seeking behaviour. With over eight years of experience in research, he has supported various qualitative and quantitative research projects in tool development, data collection and field management, data analysis, and dissemination. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology, both from the University of Nairobi. His Master’s Thesis is titled: Lived Experience of Tuberculosis Patients- Insights from Nairobi City County. Before joining Helsam, he worked at the African Population and Health Research Center as a Research Officer. Alex has also worked with other local and international research institutions in research and evaluation capacity. He continues to provide conceptualization, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation support to research projects and health programs using social science, anthropological and qualitative methods. Alex is an outgoing ready-to-learn and unlearn individual, open to new academic and research experience, and an ardent believer of power of social networks.

At UiO, Alex is part of the research project entitled “From Asia to Africa: Antibiotic Trajectories across the Indian Ocean.” He speaks and writes English and Swahili fluently, and has professional working proficiency in 5 Kenyan dialects.

Academic interests

Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Health Determinants and Health Seeking, Tuberculosis and HIV, Gender and Development Studies, Higher Education Research, Gender and Sexuality, Qualitative Methodology

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics in Social Sciences
  • Research Ethics
  • Gender and Media
  • Gender and Cross-cultural studies
  • Gender and Homelessness


Tags: Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, Health seeking, Health Determinants, Kenya, Phenomenology


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Published June 8, 2021 9:38 AM - Last modified Nov. 19, 2021 11:08 PM